Posted on: 15 December 2011 by Mark Howells
The opening ceremony of the training centre for the flight and technical staff of customers and operators of the Sukhoi Superjet 100 (SSJ100) aircraft has been held at Zhukovsky, Moscow Region.
The ceremony was attended by representatives of the Russian Government, aviation authorities, Interstate Aviation Committee, the Russian aircraft industry and institutes, airlines and Russian financial organisations.
The training centre offers the complete cycle of training for flight and technician staff of SSJ100 customers and has a range of the most advanced training equipment and simulators including computer based training (CBT), flight procedure training device (FPTD), flight training device (FTD LV), full flight simulator (FFS) and cabin emergency evacuation trainer (CEET).
The training for pilots and technicians is being carried out according to the programme approved by the Russian Aviation Authority Rosaviatsiya with the extensive use of advanced simulators. The training centre is able to train up to 180 pilots and 250 technicians annually starting from 2012.
Training for flight and technician staff of SSJ100 customers is conducted by SuperJet International, while Sukhoi Civil Aircraft manages the functioning of the installed training equipment.
By the end of November 2011, 19 crews (38 pilots) and 93 technicians were trained for Aeroflot and Armavia. Three more crews (six pilots without previous ‘glass cockpit’ experience) of Aeroflot should be trained by the end of December 2011.